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their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. f reporter: that makes it far fo valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its ortport might prove to be the
in shopping areas comes as oakland urges people to shop locally. >>> the san jose city council has postponed today's discussion of a man to remove bird hazards from mineta international airport. the plan would allow firearms to be used to get birds away from the airport where they pose a hazard when they fly into jet engines. if firing blanks doesn't scare them, birdshot could be used. the issue is expected to be on the agenda next tuesday. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so again today. >>> it is 4571. a federal judge temporarily blocks california's new gay therapy law. it is the first of its kind to ban conversion therapy to make a gay minor become straight. just hours after hearing, u.s. district court judge ruled the rights outweigh the dangers it may pose to young people will you about still apply to three providers until trial. >>> the drug manufacturer pfizer is starting another round of
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